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Chris Rowland

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About Chris Rowland

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    Withamsville, OH
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    Cartography, Reuben sandwiches, manual typewriters
  1. Chris Rowland

    Us 52

    Thanks for sharing! Chris
  2. Chris Rowland

    New Dixie Highway Book

    Denny, I just added it to my Amazon wish list. I look forward to reading it. Chris Rowland
  3. Chris Rowland

    Harmony Way Bridge

    Hey, I've been there! I have only seen it from the New Harmony side in 1989 and 1996, but didn't get to cross it. Thanks for the link to the hour-long video about the bridge that you posted: Thanks! Chris
  4. Wyoming PBS just aired a new documentary, "100 Years on the Lincoln Highway" on March 9, 2014. Thought I would share it here: http://video.wyomingpbs.org/video/2365196159/ Enjoy! Chris
  5. Chris Rowland

    L H Travelogue Published

    Do you recommend we purchase it from Amazon, or is there a way to get a limited-edition autographed copy? Chris
  6. I just finished a trip where I noticed signs for Illinois 110 - or the "C-KC" highway. I saw them on I-74 between Galesburg and the Quad Cities. I thought it was strange because the signs didn't state "East" or "West", they simply had a little "CKC" at the top with the C in red and the KC in blue over a gray highway picture. My first thought was that maybe this stood for Chicago and Kansas City, and I guess I was right! I hadn't heard about this project before. The routing is different from the CKCG highway on this thread, but I did find it fascinating that Illinois and Missouri are working together to create this "new" CKC auto trail and that they created a special logo and are using the same highway number for this "freeway". I just wanted to share this because I found it somewhat fascinating and somewhat of an anomaly. Are other states doing anything like this? Chris
  7. Chris Rowland

    Pp-oo In Illinois & Indiana

    Michael G. Buettner writes on this page: “Given the impermanence of the overall route selection, it comes as no surprise that in Ohio, the PP-OO has largely been forgotten by everyone except highway historians and map collectors. However, according to the Martins, the fourth transcontinental highway is remembered in several Missouri towns where the route had its roots, and an Ocean Trail has managed to survive as a street name in Decatur, Illinois.” It certainly is odd to think about any road in Decatur, Illinois, being named "Ocean Trail" without the context to know that it was once part of that route. Chris
  8. Denny, I've peeked at your blog a few times over the course of the trip, and I have to admit, you're one of the masters of travel blogging. The way you write and the supporting photographs are a delight to read. Wish I could have come along with you. Chris
  9. Jim, I sent you by e-mail the itinerary/log of the Route 66 trip that my wife and I took last summer from Joliet, IL to Arcadia, OK. I put each day on a separate tab of the Excel workbook. What you might appreciate is that I have the exact GPS coordinates of every attraction along the way, mostly in order. I did got a lot of the coordinates before the trip, and made updates after I returned. Having these coordinates was really helpful when trying to find some of these obscure locations. After each point of interest, my wife would key in the next one while I drove. Anyway, I offer this log in the interest of helping you not to miss anything. If there’s something you get stumped while looking for it on the road, the coordinates should help. You also will get to see how much money we spent and what we ate, but who doesn’t want to know that? If anyone else is interested in it, just private message me with your e-mail address. Take care, Chris
  10. Chris Rowland

    A Little Shep' ... For The Road

    I really enjoyed watching the video. Thanks for sharing! Chris Rowland
  11. Chris Rowland

    View New Content Button Error

    I'm also looking forward to having this feature working again!
  12. Chris Rowland

    Paul Bunyan's Woodpile

    Those are very interesting formations! Chris
  13. Chris Rowland

    Michigan Road Historic Byway Sign

    Very exciting news! Glad to see your hard work paying off! Chris
  14. Thanks, Dave! We had a great trip, and there are many more photos to come. After our journey, I'm a little road-tripped out, which is somewhat surprising. I'm sure that feeling won't last too long. I can't believe how much research goes into planning a trip like this. If I hadn't found most of these places ahead of time and plugged their coordinates into my GPS, I'm sure I would have missed at least half of the sights. Chris
  15. My wife (Katherine) and I finally gotten back to our Route 66 journeys this month. Our first and only adventure had been the short segment between Chicago and Joliet back in January 2009, so we picked up this time in Joliet and I have finished posting our first day's photos, from Joliet to Springfield. We went all of the way to Oklahoma City on this trip, so the following days will follow later. I've just finished looking at a lot of Denny's photos, and I guess we just missed following him by a couple of weeks! These photos are from Monday, August 6, 2012, and quite a few things were closed. Highlights for our journey: Eating at breakfast at The Old Route 66 Family Restaurant in Dwight Visiting the Route 66 Museum in Pontiac Sampling Funks Grove maple sirup Lunch at the Dixie Travel Plaza Dinner at the Cozy Drive In We camped at the Springfield KOA that night. Here are the photos, they are all geotagged for those who want to find where they were taken: http://www.flickr.com/photos/rowlandweb/sets/72157631143252906/ I'll post the next installment once I have finished tagging them. Chris
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